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Best picnic spots in Cape Town 

Looking for a spot to kick your feet up and embrace the warm days in the Cape Town? Make the most of the spring by lounging at one of these beautiful picnic spots in The Mother City. It’s a great way to take advantage of the great outdoors.

Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel

The setting In the heart of Cape Town, this iconic five-star hotel is a tranquil oasis whose effortless elegance leaves an impression on all who visit it. And while the property is possibly best known for its sumptuous high teas, its beautifully maintained garden is a destination in itself (and never fails to elicit oohs and aahs from anyone who has spent time here). Choose between a poolside picnic (which includes access to the heated pool), or go the garden route and find a discreet, shaded spot on the lawns. Kiddies’ hampers are also available.

The Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Be enchanted by this garden in the heart of Newlands. With a river that runs through it, picnic tables and chairs made out of tree stumps and trails to walk along, The Upper Liesbeek River Garden is a great spot for your next family outing, walk with the dogs or a serene escape from the city without even needing to leave it. Escape to a natural paradise in the middle of the city at The Upper Liesbeek River Garden.

Bali Beach

A well-kept secret amongst locals, this hidden cove between Camps Bay and Bakoven is the perfect spot for a secluded beach picnic, from the mountain and ocean views through to the crystal clear rock pool.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Easily one of the most beautiful picnic spots in Cape TownKirstenbosch Gardens is a lovely place to relax, take a leisurely stroll along under the tree-lined canopy and enjoy what nature has to offer. It is also a great spot for kids as they can run around the gigantic garden, see the dinosaur statues and learn about the plants all over Kirstenbosch. If you’re planning on spending the day there, take your own picnic basket filled with delicious goodies or visit their Tea Room and put your own goodie basket together.

Cape Town’s long, lazy, beautiful spring and summer days make being outside irresistible. Throw down a blanket, unpack a hamper, and stretch out under a tree with a bunch of friends. If you’re looking for some exciting career opportunities in Cape Town, make sure you click through to our job section.